It is no mystery that I am a bit of a Miata nut. I’ve had my Mazdaspeed MX-5 for what seems like forever, and I’ve always had a thing for the small, two-seat roadster. Despite my inner muscle car junkie screaming “mooooore powerrrr,” there’s just something about a barely-breaking-100-horsepower, lightweight roadster that just does it for me.
It’s also no mystery that being a Miata owner typically requires having a special personality. The type that doesn’t care that others think you’re driving a “chic’s car” and the other not-so -polite stereotypes that go along with driving a Miata. And sometimes, you just have to outright embrace the prejudice that comes along with driving the car; even more so if you own and drive a first-generation model.
Embrace the prejudice is precisely what this YouTube user did, as he celebrated the Miata’s 25th anniversary with a rather cheeky review (below) of the 1991 Miata. However, in this review he made no mention of its wheezy 1.6-liter, 116-horsepower engine, 2,182-pound curb weight, and microscopic 3.6 cubic feet of cargo room; nope, he went a completely different angle with its signature rust strip, “original” leather interior, and pedestrian-massacring pop-up headlights. Oh yeah, it’s a classic…
This is one of those videos that will either have you rolling on the floor in stitches or contacting YouTube to have it removed. Either way it is well worth the watch whether you own a Miata or not. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your mustache, old-school leather driving gloves and totally rad mix tape; you’re going to need them for this one.